Electric Vehicles

Acciona's Dakar feat puts EVs on the map

“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” was the reason US auto-manufacturers took such an interest in racing for so long. Now, as electric vehicles (EVs) gain more credence as passenger cars, they are beginning to make an impact in competition too. We’ve written before about the Formula E race series, and now an EV has completed the world’s toughest rally.

Autolib brings car sharing together with an electric dream

Car sharing schemes often tout their sustainability credentials in terms of taking excess vehicles off the road.

BMW's i3 App sells style but needs more substance

The BMW i3 is a slick looking four seater, five door hatchback that comes with all of BMW’s style and prestige, capable of a range of around 80 miles and a top speed of 93 mph - pretty fast for an EV.

Chevy's Volt gets checked on its reality marketing

General Motors’ pioneering electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, caught the eyes of the US public back in 2012, thanks to its gay and lesbian market-targeted “Mom, Dad. I’m electric” ad campaign for Detroit’s Motor City Pride.

Fiat says you're not too sexy for its EV

While many of us are probably sold on the green idea of electric vehicles (EVs) - they’re quiet, clean, efficient after all. But are they really sexy?

How graphene will transform electric vehicle charging

Graphene is pure carbon, layered one atom thick (and therefore ultra thin and lightweight) and is incredibly strong (100 times stronger than steel), however, the most interesting thing about it is what it can hold.

MyFord Mobile takes the guessing out of range anxiety

One of the biggest obstacles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has been the concern about their lack of range. In a conventional car, even if you’re heading out on a long road trip, and a full tank of gas won’t get you all the way, you know there are plenty of gas stations to refuel on the way.

Nissan Leaf glows but flatters to deceive

A glow-in-the-dark LEAF, Nissan’s all-electric family car, glides effortlessly along a luminous highway in this 50-second promotional film that looks like something from a scifi movie - a scifi movie that utilizes CGI. The car glows, the road glows - it looks almost unreal. And in a sense it is.

Nissan's Leaf campaign makes the people's case for EVs

Nissan’s Leaf, with a range of between 75 and 84 miles and capable of charging in as little time as one half hour, is one of the most user-friendly EV on the market today.

PepsiCo takes a portfolio approach to reducing emissions

Targeting a 20% reduction in energy consumption per unit by 2015, PepsiCo estimated it saved around $70 million on energy costs in 2012 alone.